I had bought a wheel online when I rented this game, but didn't get the wheel until a couple days after the game. Without the wheel, I thought this game was lacking, but once I started playing with the wheel it became amazing. Also it gets more fun when you start using premium cars. Once you turn off all the aids each car handles differently, sometimes to the extreme. As for upgrades, You've got a fair amount of choices with performance upgrades and can tweak certain things like suspension and gearing heavily. For visual upgrades, You have about 20 or so rims to choose from, a body kit and spoiler that can be added on, and a paint shop that is limited. Not sure if certain cars have multiple body kits to choose from but from the few cars I've checked with they've each only had 1. Anyway, this is a great game with amazing attention to detail.
posted by Sonic211 (THE WOODLANDS, TX) Mar 7, 2011
Member since Jan 2011
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Remember when Kevin Butler said that GT5 had to be the best racing game in the world? Well, he was right! Pholphony Digital has done it again with stunning graphics(they're even better in 3D), over 1000 cars, and realism in every way possible. Giving this a 10 was a no brainer for me, and I highly recommend this for any PS3 owner.
GT5 is outstanding in online multiplayer, and pretty good in split-screen multiplayer too. Controls aren't very hard. Getting the Bugatti Veyron is not hard, but it's not easy either. You just have to win the Gran Turismo World Championship, which is 5 races long. That is the ONLY way to get the Veyron. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY! I'd have to say, the most fun I've had on GT5 is when you're drivin a Veyron at 260 mph. The most I've gotten up to is 264 MPH!!!
Once again, I give this game a 10 and I hope you will too.
gamers (66%) found this review helpful
GT5 is just flat out amazing. Prologue was indeed only a preview! The full version has more detailed graphics and environments that blows every other racing sim out of the water. With the many different game modes, it's like buying 6 games for the price of one. Weather and even daylight time elapsing with the sun (watch the sun set or rise while racing) adds a nice cool "wow" factor to the whole experience. 3D mode is available in the game for those who have the supporting equipment. I use 3D and a G27 race wheel for that extra step towards realism. Sound is phenominal (tested at 7.1ch PCM Surround) with exhaust tones that sound very much like the real car. After exploring the game and it's features, you'll begin to understand why it took Polyphony Digital and Kazumori to get the game to final production. This game is a definitely a 10 and will be the benchmark to beat for future racing sims.